Florida Atlantic University Campus Walk

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Event Details

Walk Date: 03/26/2017
Walk Location: Housing Lawn - Boca Raton
Check-in/Registration Time: 03/26/2017 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 12:30 pm

For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Ashley Ramos (info below) & Rhonda Seiman (561-297-3540/rseiman@fau.edu) 
Contact Phone: 561-297-3542 
Contact Email: ramosa2015@fau.edu

Welcome to the Florida Atlantic University
Out of the Darkness Campus Walk
Sunday, March 26th, 2017


Registration: 9:00am - 10:00am
Walk Begins:    10:00am
Closing Ceremony: 11:00am


Download the Florida Atlantic University Campus Walk SPONSORSHIP PACKET. With sponsorship opportunities starting at only $100.00, this is a perfect opportunity for large and small businesses to play a role in making suicide prevention a priority in the community. All sponsors will receive marketing and publicity benefits!


We're going to be doing a .8 mile partially-shaded loop on mostly sidewalks around campus. Walking time will be capped at an hour. It takes about 15 minutes to do a loop, so feel free to walk once, twice, three times, whatever you want (or just hang out at all the neat tables and activities).

Map of Walk location: https://goo.gl/maps/mKz5be1Bjzv

Parking: Fees waived for the day, park on the South end of Lot 16 (marked on map)


The walk will start at the Housing Lawn on the FAU Boca Raton campus.

From 9AM - 10AM, please sign in and join us for breakfast and activities. Check out our “Resource Fair” and “Activities of Hope and Healing” sections for additional details!

DJ VERTIGO (official DJ for the Marlins) will be donating his time and skills for the walk!

Owlsley will also be making an appearance!


Make sure to arrive early to allow time to explore the resources area.
Information tables hosted by local businesses and non-profit organizations will open at 9:00 am. This will be an opportunity to gather literature, hear about upcoming events,and connect with others who are dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and suicide, strengthening prevention efforts, and providing support to those impacted by suicide loss.

Featured Guests so far include:


Suicide Resources:
FAU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be providing suicide prevention resources, including information about free trainings available on campus to students and staff.

Vision Statements:
FAU Lead and Serve will be hosting an activity for walkers to discuss goals and dreams for the future, to empower and instill hope.

Leave a Note, Take a Note:
Hosted by FAU Multicultural Student Affairs, walkers will have an opportunity to write short notes of positive affirmation for each other. You are strong. You are beautiful. You are loved. 

Memory Wall - Lighting up the Darkness:
Hosted by FAU Active Minds, walkers will have an opportunity to write down who or what they are walking for on yellow lightbulb/flame cut outs and help “light up the darkness” in this collaborative, interactive collage

Relaxation Station:
FAU Owls Care will be hosting a relaxation station with aromatherapy, coloring, etc

Heart Math:
The FAU College of Nursing will be hosting Heart Math, which can provide personalized biofeedback data about their stress response!

LGBT Resources:
FAU Multicultural Student Affairs will be providing walkers with information about on- and off-campus supportive resources for the LGBT community.

Veteran Resources:
Veteran Owls will be providing walkers with information about on- and off-campus supportive resources for the Veteran community.

Honor Beads:
Losing someone to suicide or struggling with a mental illness can feel like no one understands what you are going through. Unlike other illnesses, it is difficult to look at someone and know their connection.

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community – a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. We all wear honor beads - each color shows our personal connection to the cause, and helps us identify others who understand our experience


We'll have a closing ceremony around 11AM that'll include student performances and yoga by Yoga Journey's Pam Leal.


Download the Florida Atlantic University Campus Walk Flyer to send to family and friends and display in your community. Encourage everyone you know to REGISTER, DONATE, and JOIN the movement to save lives!

Please help promote the event through your social media outlets! #OutoftheDarkness

Post to your Facebook page and add the Out of the Darkness Link, or direct link to your fundraising page.  https://www.facebook.com/events/1984510845109101/


If you are on Twitter, Tweet about the event. Don’t forget to add #20x2025 to your tweets!


Remember your LinkedIn connections!


Share your photos! 


There are many more social media outlets, please use any and all to help promote the event.  Tell your story about why you walk!


Raise $100 by 03/26/2017 and receive a 2017 Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt!

Remember, in addition to fundraising online, you will be able to turn in additional cash or check donations at the registration table the day of the Walk.

Online registration closes at noon the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until June 30th.

When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss.

As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

Click the Register Now button at the top of the page to get started right away.


Sponsored By

Chrysalis Health
Cool Water Pools and Spas
Cynthia Gardens
Don't Look Down Productions
Dr. Brad Glick
Drs. Arthur and Ana Brand
FAU Counseling and Psychological Services
FAU Dean of Students Office
FAU Office of Appreciative Education
FAU Phi Alpha Honor Society
Florida Atlantic University Founation Inc.
Starbucks - FAU Campus
Trader Joe's  - Boca Raton
Treasure Cove II, Inc
Yoga Journey

Quick Stats

$18,979.17 Raised
828 Participants

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